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West Bengal: State in Eastern India
West Bengal is an Indian state located in the eastern region of the country along the Bay of Bengal. With over 91 million inhabitants, it is India's fourth-most populous state. It has an area of 88,752 km2 (34,267 sq mi). A part of the ethno-linguistic Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent, it borders Bangladesh in the east, and Nepal and Bhutan in the north. It also borders the Indian states of Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim, and Assam. The state capital is Kolkata (Calcutta), the seventh-largest city in India, and center of the third-largest metropolitan area in the country. As for geography, West Bengal includes the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, the Ganges delta, the Rarh region, and the coastal Sundarbans. The main ethnic group are the Bengalis, with Bengali Hindus forming the demographic majority.

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CPI(M) demands repolling in Bengal's Diamond Harbour, alleges 'large-scale irregularities'

In his letter, Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury alleged that the scale of irregularities were such that the EC should invoke Article 324 of the Constitution. Article..
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5 BJP men attacked by TMC workers in West Bengal's Cooch Behar


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Videos for West Bengal

India's poll body cuts short campaigning in Bengal after violence [Video]India's poll body cuts short campaigning in Bengal after violence

Violence has broken out during campaigning ahead of India's seventh and final round of voting this weekend.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:38Published

Cyclone Fani, the most powerful storm to hit India in 20 years [Video]Cyclone Fani, the most powerful storm to hit India in 20 years

The strong cyclone is expected to weaken as it moves to West Bengal and Meghalaya state and then on to Bangladesh.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:28Published

 

SC dismisses plea challenging appointment of observers for Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal


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Violence continues in Bengal: Clashes erupt in Cooch Behar, 3 BJP workers suffer bullet injuries

Three BJP workers suffered bullet injuries during the clash while two others were rushed to the hospital.
DNA - Published

Election Commission gets plea for re-poll in West Bengal

Cases of large-scale violence were reported from many parliamentary constituencies across Bengal in the seventh phase
DNA - Published

Undaunted by exit polls, Chandrababu Naidu continues unity bid

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu met Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee . The two leaders discussed opposition strategy. Naidu’s initiative is being seen as a bid to keep the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Kolkata ex-top cop seeks SC protection against CBI arrest

Rajiv Kumar’s counsel Astha Sharma told a vacation bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna on Monday that the former Kolkata police commissioner had not been able to avail legal..
IndiaTimes - Published

Naidu meets Mamata, top opposition leaders to huddle Tuesday to decide post-result strategy

As part of his efforts to unite the opposition, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu held a meeting with his West Bengal counterpart, Mamata Banerjee, at her Kolkata..
DNA - Published

Jhargram Lok Sabha election results 2019 West Bengal: TMC's Beerbaha Soren vs BJP's Kunar Hembram

Who will win in Jhargram?
DNA - Published

BJP delegation meets EC, demands re-poll in Bengal


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Saradha scam: Ex-Kolkata CP Rajeev Kumar moves SC seeking extension of protection

Kumar has cited strike of lawyers in West Bengal as the reason behind seeking an extension of the time period. The Supreme Court had last week vacated the interim protection from arrest to Rajeev Kumar..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bombs hurled, homes ransacked in Bengal town


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WB and Odisha, the focus of PM’s poll campaign, help BJP add to its tally

The 2019 LS polls saw PM Narendra Modi spearhead one of the most hectic election campaigns in the recent past which spanned the length and breadth of the country. The 3 states — Odisha, West Bengal..
IndiaTimes - Published

Violence flares in West Bengal as voting in Indian election ends

Violent clashes broke out in India's eastern state of West Bengal again on Sunday in the final phase of the staggered election that will decide whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns for a second..
Reuters - Published

Poll of polls: BJP makes huge gains in West Bengal

The BJP's strong focus in West Bengal seems to be paying rich dividends for the NDA as it is projected to win 15 seats, according to the poll of polls. According to the Times Now-VMR and C-Voter poll..
IndiaTimes - Published

Lok Sabha polls: Violence in Bengal, clashes in Punjab reported; over 61 per cent polling in last phase

Incidents of violence in West Bengal and clashes in Punjab were reported during the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha polls on Sunday, with over 61 per cent turnout being recorded in 59 seats. Over..
IndiaTimes - Published

Central forces should stay in Bengal till Model Code of Conduct ends: Nirmala Sitharaman

BJP leader and Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters that elections in six of the nine seats, which have undergone elections on Sunday, were marred by violence.
DNA - Published

BJP wants central forces in Bengal till MCC ends

BJP leader and Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters that elections in six of the nine seats, which have undergone elections on Sunday, were marred by violence. Citing media reports and..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Substantiate claim or will drag you to court': Mamata's nephew after sending defamation notice to PM Modi

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee said, "Whatever he (PM) said in meeting on 15th May in Diamond Harbour, he has to substantiate those statements with ample proof & justify what..
DNA - Published

Tight security as Indians vote in final phase of mammoth election

Indians lined up to vote amid unprecedented security in the eastern state of West Bengal on Sunday as the final phase of a massive, staggered election got underway to decide whether Prime Minister..
Reuters - Published

Lok Sabha 2019: CPI(M) urges EC to conduct free, fair polling in West Bengal on Sunday

The CPI(M) has written to the Election Commission, urging it to deploy central forces present in West Bengal to build confidence among people for the final phase of voting on Sunday.
DNA - Published

Mamata Banerjee asks EC to ensure peaceful and impartial voting in Bengal

Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday wrote to the Election Commission to ensure "peaceful and impartial" elections in the state without the interference of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Mathurapur Lok Sabha constituency: Candidates for 2019 LS poll, past results, all updates

Mathurapur Lok Sabha constituency located at the Southernmost tip of West Bengal for a long time was a Left stronghold. In 2009, TMC managed to break the solid Left bastion of the Left and since then..
DNA - Published

Can Mimi Chakraborty do a Mamata of 1984 in Jadavpur?

The prestigious Jadavpur parliamentary constituency in West Bengal has never blessed a political party for a third consecutive term. Can the Trinamool Congress buck the trend? As this question was..
DNA - Published

Nine Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal to go to polls in seventh phase tomorrow

Preparations are in place for the seventh and final phase of the general elections in West Bengal, where nine Lok Sabha constituencies will go to polls on Sunday.
DNA - Published

Special Protection Group raises concern over law & order during PM Narendra Modi's West Bengal rally

As per the SPG, Modi was scheduled to address two rallies in West Bengal - at Mathurapur and Dum Dum
DNA - Published

My life started at Ramakrishna Mission in West Bengal: PM Narendra Modi

VISION 2022: PM talks about 75 projects to mark as many years of freedom
DNA - Published

Mamata Banerjee prepones two rallies after Election Commission diktat

The EC took an unprecedented step of invoking Article 324 to curtail the campaign period in West Bengal in view of the violence
DNA - Published

Former Kolkata police chief Rajeev Kumar reports to MHA, day after relieved from duty by EC

Senior IPS officer and former Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar on Thursday reported at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), a day after he was relieved from duty in West Bengal by the Election..
IndiaTimes - Published

Imposing campaign ban after PM's rally unfair, EC acting under pressure: Mayawati

BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday accused the Election Commission of India (ECI) of acting under pressure from the Central government, a day after the poll body cut short the campaign period in West..
DNA - Published

EC lost its independence, time to review process of its appointment: Congress

Congress' chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the order prohibiting campaigning in West Bengal by 20 hours is a "dark spot" on India's democracy and institutions like the Election Commission.
IndiaTimes - Published

Violence synonymous with West Bengal polls

State registered over 2,500 criminal cases in last two polls
DNA - Published

Arun Jaitley: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee failed Constitution

A constitutional authority, the Election Commission of India, has effectively held Bengal to be a "state in anarchy", says Jaitley in series of tweets
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha Election 2019: In Bengal, saffron surge takes hues of red

Political temperatures run high after EC's order; BJP's aggressive posture, styled on lines of yesteryear's CPM & Left, puts CM Mamata on defensive
DNA - Published

Meme row: BJP activist Priyanka Sharma released late, West Bengal government gets the stick

BJP activist Priyanka Sharma shared a spooky meme of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee
DNA - Published

Kolkata violence: EC's gift to Modi, says Mamata as campaigning time curtailed in Bengal

Mamata responds strongly to EC's unprecedented decision.
DNA - Published

EC has effectively held Bengal to be 'state in anarchy': Arun Jaitley

In wake of violence between BJP and TMC workers in Kolkata during a roadshow by BJP President Amit Shah, the Election Commission (EC) cut short campaign for nine Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal by 24..
DNA - Published

Both BJP, TMC responsible for systemic attack on Bengal, says CPM

Even as Trinamool Congress and BJP played whodunit over Tuesday’s violent clashes in West Bengal in which iconic reformer and educationist Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s bust was vandalised, rivals..
IndiaTimes - Published

Soldiers patrol India's Kolkata after election violence

Soldiers patrolled the center of Kolkata, the capital of India's West Bengal state, on Wednesday a day after rival political supporters clashed during campaigning for the country's general election.
Reuters - Published

Kolkata Violence: Left takes out protest march over vandalism of Vidyasagar statue

Not about just a statue, but a systematic attack on Bengal, Yechury said.
DNA - Published

SC to hear in July BJP youth leader Priyanka Sharma's application against Bengal police

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it will hear in July first week BJP youth leader Priyanka Sharma's application seeking action against the West Bengal police. The SC also censured West Bengal..
IndiaTimes - Published

'What are you when you go to Delhi': On Mamata Banerjee's 'outsider' tag, Amit Shah responds

BJP national president Amit Shah has rebutted Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's charge that he is an "outsider" in West Bengal and said he has come to the state to campaign for his party.
DNA - Published

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee be barred from campaigning: BJP to EC

The BJP Tuesday urged the Election Commission to bar West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee from campaigning in the state and alleged that "constitutional machinery" has collapsed there. After..
IndiaTimes - Published

Clashes during Shah's Kolkata rally: Has Bengal acquired a 'government of gangsters', asks Jaitley

Arun Jaitley slams Mamata government
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SC asks BJP youth leader to tender unconditional apology over morphed photo of Mamata Banerjee

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked BJP youth wing leader Priyanka Sharma to tender unconditional apology for posting a morphed photogrpah of West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee on Facebook to get bail...
IndiaTimes - Published

We will make a stable government: CM Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee took out time from her busy election schedule and spoke to Anirban Choudhury, Editor, Zee 24 Ghanta. Excerpts from the interview:
DNA - Published

Navy chief to inaugurate country's fifth SSB at Diamond Harbour in Bengal


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Lok Sabha 2019: Amit Shah's rally called off in West Bengal, BJP blames TMC

BJP chief Amit Shah's scheduled rally in Jadavpur was called off Monday after the West Bengal government, the saffron party claimed, denied him permission to land his chopper and address the public..
DNA - Published

Amit Shah's rally cancelled in Bengal, BJP President lashes out at TMC

BJP chief Amit Shah's scheduled rally in Jadavpur was called off Monday after the West Bengal government, the saffron party claimed, denied him permission to land his chopper and address the public..
DNA - Published

SC to hear on Tuesday BJP activist's plea against arrest for sharing morphed photo of Mamata Banerjee

The SC agreed to hear on Tuesday the plea of a woman BJP activist challenging her arrest by West Bengal police for allegedly sharing a morphed photo of Mamata Banerjee on social media.Priyanka Sharma,..
IndiaTimes - Published

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